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Recent Activity
posted a comment on a-ha - Hunting High And Low (The Early Alternate Mixes). 11 days ago
I laughed at that comment... “one hit wonder”! They had 10 studio albums, 10 compilation albums, five EPs and 39 singles. The vast majority were hits in multiple countries and many were top 5!
posted a review of Ray Lamontagne - Trouble. 12 days ago
Great album and excellent sound quality. Pressing isn’t brilliant, though, with a bit of a noisy floor and slightly off centre. The noise is only audible between track and at very quiet sections and the off centre hole doesn’t affect the sound on... See full review
posted a review of Steely Dan - Aja. 12 days ago
This is the only pressing I’ve ever heard so, whilst I can’t compare, I am very impressed with it. It’s flat, centred and quiet and the sound quality is absolutely outstanding.
posted a review of Gary Bartz And Maisha (3) - Night Dreamer Direct-to-Disc Sessions . 12 days ago
Great music and excellent pressing & sound quality. Recommended.
posted a review of Damien Rice - My Favourite Faded Fantasy. 12 days ago
This is yet another fantastic album from Damien Rice. The packaging is beautiful and the overall sound quality, as usual from DR, is excellent. My copy does have a bit of light noise in places but it’s still a great sounding record.
posted a review of Coldplay - Parachutes. 13 days ago
Superb pressing of a classic album. I have the also excellent 2017 black vinyl pressing and this sounds just the same so the black one has now gone to my daughter.
posted a review of Coldplay - Parachutes. 13 days ago
Outstanding album. One of the best of the 2000s and this is a great pressing. Sounds superb.
posted a review of Max Richter - The Blue Notebooks. 16 days ago
OK, after reading the replies to the question on pressing quality, I was in two minds about buying this or just sticking to the hi-res digital version. However, after listening to the record, I’m glad I bought it. The sound quality is magnificent and... See full review
posted a comment on Max Richter - The Blue Notebooks. 16 days ago
OK, after reading the replies, I was in two minds about buying this or just sticking to the hi-res digital version. However, after listening to the record, I’m glad I bought it. The sound quality is magnificent and the vinyl is quiet.
posted a review of ZZ Top - Eliminator. 16 days ago
Great album and a very nice pressing. Quiet and nice sound quality.
posted a review of Japan - Second That Emotion. 22 days ago
Superb sound quality and sexy red vinyl... I have the 12” singles of both tracks and two versions of the Quiet Life album. The sound on this 7” is just as good as those.
posted a review of Japan - European Son / Suburban Berlin. 22 days ago
What a great pressing for a record given away with a magazine. In fact, it’s a great pressing, full stop. Lovely quality packaging and superb sound quality.
posted a comment on Secret Affair - Glory Boys. 24 days ago
The entry images are accurate. Labels are Arista but I-Spy is on the front and back covers.
posted a review of Bing Crosby - Merry Christmas. 24 days ago
A nice selection of songs but the sound quality isn’t great at all. The sound lacks dynamic range and fullness. Stream it instead.
posted a review of New Order - Be A Rebel. 24 days ago
High quality pressing, lovely matt dove grey colour. Great sound quality.
posted a review of Coldplay - Christmas Lights. 24 days ago
High quality packaging and really excellent sound quality. Merry Christmas!
posted a comment on The Righteous Brothers - Unchained Melody - The Very Best Of. about 1 month ago
Are you able to comment on how it sounds? Thanks.
posted a comment on Max Richter - The Blue Notebooks. about 1 month ago
[quote=leonthepro]Its actually normal air, I use this: https://www.amazon.com/Giottos-AA1900-Rocket-Blaster-Large/dp/B00017LSPICompressed air has a cooling agent in it that can be a contaminate for records I believe.Im also usually turned off by... See full review
posted a comment on Max Richter - The Blue Notebooks. about 1 month ago
Could understand that blowing with compressed air would be less risky than using a felt pad, right enough. I've cleaned plenty of old, dusty records with great results. Received loads from Discogs sellers listed as NM of course! Doesn't bother me... See full review
posted a comment on Max Richter - The Blue Notebooks. about 1 month ago
4 and 5 are less important, I agree, and not necessary if you have no static by the time you've done 1-3 and get no more static build up on subsequent plays (auto corrected anti-static to anti-stain!). My list is belt and braces.

1 is important so... See full review
posted a comment on Max Richter - The Blue Notebooks. about 1 month ago
leonthepro

jackwc Seeing lots of people with vastly different opinions of the pressings of this -- is it a hardware issue? Probably yeah. No ability to clean or install your setup yourself is probably the main issues here.

Will... See full review
posted a review of Duran Duran - Seven And The Ragged Tiger. about 1 month ago
I’d say this is the weakest of DD’s first three albums. Rio is better and the self-title debut is much better, in my view. It’s also a far-inferior sounding recording than either of their first two albums, which sound superb (comparing first U.K.... See full review
posted a review of Duran Duran - Duran Duran. about 1 month ago
Probably their best album for me, and an excellent recording / pressing - sound quality is really good.
posted a review that has since been deleted. about 1 month ago
posted a review of Ian Dury - Hit Me! The Best Of Ian Dury. 2 months ago
Nice release. Quality pressing (flat, centred, low noise) and nice sound quality.
posted a review of Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols. 3 months ago
An absolutely superb album... a proper classic.

Pressing is decent... shiny vinyl with no marks, centred and flat. Sound quality is fine. Nothing special but that’s probably down to limitations of the original recording. Sounds better than my... See full review
posted a review of Stone Foundation - Is Love Enough ?. 3 months ago
This is a great album. Superb songs and musicianship, with Paul Weller guesting on a number of tracks.

Really nice pressing / sound quality.
posted a review of Dean Martin - Dream With Dean - The Intimate Dean Martin. 3 months ago
With his velvet tones, Dean Martin sounds fantastic. The pressing is superb - absolutely fantastic sounding record. Top of the tree.

As usual from AP, high quality heavy glossy jacket and QRP inner sleeves.

Not cheap, but when this was out of... See full review
posted a review that has since been deleted. 4 months ago
posted a comment on David Bowie - Changesnowbowie. 4 months ago
middlepillar1984
Are these live takes? Studio re works? It confused me when i read the part about being recorded in 96 cause the past changes bowie records were just compilations i thought.

Says on various sources that it was... See full review
posted a review of Paul McCartney And Wings* - Band On The Run. 4 months ago
I finally received a NM copy of this after three attempts (other two overgraded), all bought on Discogs.

This sounds great - an excellent recording and pressing (I have a -2/-2).
posted a review of Eric Clapton - Slowhand. 4 months ago
Great album of course, we all know that.

The remaster and pressing, though? My copy is flat, centred, quiet and sounds tremendous. A lot of attention was put into this release:

- Remastered from the Original Olympic Studios 1/4" Flat Analog Master... See full review
posted a review of The Monty Alexander Trio - Montreux Alexander - Live! At The Montreux Festival. 4 months ago
Superb live concert, and a top quality recording and pressing, completely analogue. Linn HiFi use this to demo their systems - it does sound fantastic.
posted a review of Steve Harley And Cockney Rebel* - The Best Years Of Our Lives. 4 months ago
Excellent album and great recording and pressing so sound quality is excellent.
posted a comment on John Lennon - Imagine. 4 months ago
Same here. Just opened it to check and too late to return!
posted a review of Carpenters With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Carpenters With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. 4 months ago
The music - 5 stars
This pressing - 1 star

A fantastic concept to blend Karen Carpenter’s unique, velvet voice with a world-class orchestra and the concept works really well.

However, like others, my copy has far too much noise for a new record -... See full review
posted a comment on Carpenters With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Carpenters With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. 4 months ago
My copy is the same. Unfortunately I was past them return date when I played it!
posted a review of Antonio Forcione & Sabina Sciubba - Meet Me In London. 4 months ago
I was lucky enough to find a virtually mint copy of this in 2019, having owned and played it to death on CD since release in 1997 and then owning the remastered 24/192 digital version since 2012.

I love Antionio Forcione and love this album. ... See full review
posted a review of Ian & The Blockheads* - Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick. 4 months ago
There were some really great sounding 12” singles produced in the 80s and this is a prime example... superb sound quality.

Two tremendous tracks. Ian Dury’s music was much more sophisticated and musical that the majority of what came out of the punk... See full review
posted a review of The Beatles - Rubber Soul. 4 months ago
I have a NM copy of this and it sounds superb. Don’t hesitate if you see a good one.

Great album of course!
posted a review of The Beatles - Help!. 4 months ago
I have a NM copy of this and it sounds superb. Don’t hesitate if you see a good one.

Great album of course!
posted a comment on The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. 4 months ago
This sounds great and a really nicely packaged edition for the 50th anniversary.
posted a comment on Joy Division - Closer. 4 months ago
Cheers, there are conflicted comments - someone said they were mastered from CD but I think it looks like it would have been more accurate to say from a digital remaster. The 2007 CD and LP were both produced from a remastering taken from the... See full review
posted a review of Sade - Promise. 4 months ago
Really good album and excellent sound quality. Lively, articulate and musical.

My copy is pressed slightly off centre but it doesn’t appear to affect the SQ.
posted a review of The Beatles - The Beatles. 4 months ago
Whilst I can’t compare it to an early pressing or a mono version, I’m impressed with the sound quality of this reissue. Excellent detail, instrument separation and nice bass.

Nice also that the fold-out poster and four prints have been replicated... See full review
posted a review of Yusuf* / Cat Stevens - The Laughing Apple. 4 months ago
The return of Teaser, The Firecat and The Tillerman, wonderfully illustrated by Yusuf / Cat Stevens himself throughout this beautiful Gatefold / book, is a sure sign of things to come. The music continues in the style of those peak-time albums,... See full review
posted a comment on Elton John - Elton John. 4 months ago
Enzyme clean didn't help. Looks like a pressing defect to me.
posted a review of Karrin Allyson - Footprints. 4 months ago
A fantastic album and a masterful recording / pressing. Sound quality is audiophile.

High quality gatefold and inner sleeves, flat, centred and quiet vinyl.
posted a review of Elton John - Elton John. 4 months ago
Bought mine from Denmark. Download card worked fine - separate zip files for each disc and CD-quality WAVs.

Sound quality from the first LP is really good, although my copy has some light surface noise during the last track on side one (seems to be... See full review
posted a comment on Elton John - Elton John. 4 months ago
My European copy download card had both disc downloads. They are separate downloads per disc so I’m sure they be able to easily resolve it.